Some models of Synology NAS allow you to run applications in Docker containers.
Install Docker on your NAS
Follow the instructions on www.smarthomebeginner.com, summarizing:
Log in to your Synology NAS web interface, and install the “Docker” package
Log in to your Synology NAS using SSH, become root (‘sudo -i’)and run:
root@nas# cd /var/packages/Docker/target/usr/bin root@nas# mv docker-compose docker-compose.ORIG root@nas# curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/v2.18.1/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` -o docker-compose root@nas# chmod 755 docker-compose root@nas# docker-compose version Docker Compose version v2.18.1
Choose type of networking
Initially, I will not use a reverse proxy. Ports 80 and 443 might be in use by the Diskstation software. I’ve decided to use ports 8080 and 8443 when adding a reverse proxy instead of changing the Synology default configuration.
I will use ‘bridge’ networking which means that the Docker containers share the IP address of the Synology NAS. You must select different port numbers for each application.
Create an environment file for Docker, similar to this:
~~~ root@nas# cat /volume1/docker/.env PUID=1000 PGID=1000 TZ="Europe/Amsterdam" DOCKERDIR="/volume1/docker" ~~~
Getting started with docker-compose
Create a docker-compose.yaml file similar to this (minimal example, just runs the Portainer service on port 9000/tcp):
Test your setup:
~~~ root@nas# cd /volume1/docker root@nas# source .env root@nas# docker-compose -f docker-compose.yaml up ~~~